Today we have a special treat for wildhorse33’s blog – a guest post from a fellow author to celebrate the release of her book new book. As a part of the global writing community, it is cool to applaud the works of others. Hope you enjoy! Thank you, Jenny, for your post and good luck with your book. You can find out more about her books and blog tour at: http://jennifer-turner.com/
Religion has always played an interesting role in my life. My father was atheist, my mother was Zen Buddhist, we hung out with the Catholic nuns, I’ve attended a Southern Baptist church and one that was entirely Spanish-speaking, my brother was Episcopalian, I’ve studied with the Jehovah Witnesses, and have found the Mormons I know to be some of the greatest people I’ve ever met. So when it came to writing my first urban fantasy, angels and demons were hands down the supernatural beings I wanted to work with.
What happened next was a real surprise to me. My angel’s self-interest in reaching heaven made finding her redemption especially difficult, while my demon’s desire to be the salvation of his people, a selfless goal, was the loftier purpose for hunting the leader responsible for genocide. All of this came organically and it kept me riveted to the page to see what would happen next.
Normally I work with a fairly structured outline. I tend to write more confidently when I know where I’m going, but this time around, the road ahead appeared as I went and it takes a real leap of faith to just follow where it leads. I had some idea of what needed to happen but little else. This created an excitement that I hope the reader feels just as much when they immerse themselves in this world.
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J.R. Turner is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Writers Association. She writes in a variety of genres including middle-grade adventures, young adult horror, romantic suspense, horror, military action, and urban fantasy. In her spare time she enjoys arts and crafts, traveling, and movies. Few things in life compare to her passion for the written word, except perhaps the pursuit of chocolate.
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